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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.

Ten things that made me happy in July

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are in full swing, temps are soaring in San Diego and we have been very busy.  There have been lots of opportunities for happiness this month, beginning with: 1. A bird’s eye view … Continue reading

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Octupus love?

Maybe I am alone in my confusion but I am struggling to understand why someone would want to display an octopus in their home decor. While I can certainly appreciate the unique and strange qualities of this undersea being, to … Continue reading

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I want to live here

While I am drawn to homes in the countryside, I could certainly be forced to live in this beautiful seaside home in the Hamptons designed by Brian Brady. Neutral interiors popped with dark wood accents speaks to me.  The furniture … Continue reading

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Throw pillows are your friend

I admit it….I am a pillow junkie.  I can’t help myself….I come to a point where I say out loud “I will not buy anymore pillows” and then something like this beauty catches my eye.  Sigh!! Follow along as I … Continue reading

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I want to live here

I just returned from a week in Big Sky, Montana so I have beautiful mountain views on the brain. This home in Aspen,Colorado spoke to that and makes me want to return as soon as possible.  As John Muir so … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in June

What a fun month June is!  So much anticipation of the summer months ahead combined with an easy-going schedule makes this a great month.  Here are a few things that took place in June that made this decorator very happy … Continue reading

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Belly up to the bar stools

With summer upon us it is time to start thinking about all the entertaining you will be doing in order to enjoy the longer days, balmy nights and overall relaxed lifestyle. Comfortable seating, including bar stools, is a must for … Continue reading

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